'Cutting Edge' Food Hall Coming to Dairy Market in Charlottesville
08/14/2019 Press Release from Stony Point Design/Build:
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA, (August 14, 2019) – Stony Point Design/Build announce the Founding Merchants at The Dairy Market in Charlottesville. A cutting-edge food hall that is honoring Charlottesville’s past while carefully crafting a place for the future of culinary diversity in Charlottesville by bringing together the region’s best chef’s, entrepreneurs and restauranteurs alongside a hometown favorite craft brewer.
Starr Hill Brewery, Angelic’s Kitchen, CHIMM St., Take It Away, and ELEVA COFFEE
As foodies search for culinary experiences in an unending world of options, Stony Point Design/Build has set out to deliver a food market that will bring the celebration of food and beverage together under one roof. Located in the historic Monticello Dairy Building in downtown Charlottesville, at 946 Grady Avenue, Dairy Market is the first food hall concept in Virginia’s Central Piedmont. At capacity, the Dairy will have 18 merchant stalls and 11,500 sq. ft. of exciting retail space. In addition, there will be 7,000 sq. ft. of unique event space and a large, leafy public plaza for outdoor enjoyment. Dairy Market is reviving a treasured landmark that will continue the story for generations to come.
Grand Opening of the Dairy Market is planned for spring 2020!
Starr Hill Brewery
Starr Hill will open a new pilot brewery in the Dairy Market. Starr Downtown will be the brewery’s 4th Virginia location and will be a cornerstone of the new Dairy Market. “We are excited to be returning to our roots in Downtown Charlottesville,” says Duke Fox, Vice President of Sales. A 5-barrel brewing system will allow Starr Hill to further experiment with new, small batch beers while continuing to offer patrons an opportunity to drink the brewery’s core, seasonal and sour favorites. Starr Hill is excited to return to a downtown location only blocks away from where the brewery got its start in 1999.
“I love bringing a smile to people’s faces when they try my food! “says Angelic Jenkins. Angelic has been sharing her homemade soul food with Charlottesville for the last five years via her catering operation and most recently in her colorful food truck. At Dairy Market, Angelic will continue to serve her signature specialty dishes, like fried fish that is dipped in her exclusive southern style breading and deep fried to perfection. Angelic’s Kitchen will also offer a variety of scrumptious entrees and sides ranging from crispy seasoned wings, homemade macaroni & cheese, collard greens seasoned with smoked turkey, candied yams, cornbread style hush puppies, seasoned street corn, bold flavored barbecue chicken leg quarters and so much more. Angelic’s cuisine represents the heart and soul of Southern culture.
In Thailand, street food still prevails, and most people get at least one of their meals every day from these merchants. Because of this, street food is of very high quality. Vendors compete for customers, so the food has got to be good! Thai food culture is all about customization and at the new Chimm St. food stall in the Dairy Market, chefs will craft meals that are reminiscent of the hustle and bustle of the street markets of Thailand. Convenience plays a huge role in Thailand’s food popularity and tradition and the communal aspect of eating are part of the ultimate Thai experience. At Dairy Market, the menu will highlight this aspect of cuisine, share the communal experience and integrate the regional foods and flavors of SouthEast Asia. In Thai, Chimm means “taste.” At CHIMM St., expect to be captivated by authentic Thai flavors in a food hall environment perfect for infusing ingenuity and wholesomeness to each dish.
Take It Away
Take It Away has proudly served the Charlottesville and the University of Virginia community for 27 years, using all-natural meats and cheeses, and freshly baked breads. A crowd pleaser is the House Dressing, a blend of herbs, spices and whole grain mustard, which makes a sandwich from Take It Away unlike any other. Always guided by the belief that "Food equals care,” Take It Away is excited to extend that same care and attention to the visitors at Dairy Market. Owner, Tom Bowe is even promising Take It Away followers a hot sandwich menu in the new location, a masterpiece that should not be missed.
Brooklyn-based, Eleva coffee, a coffee roasting company, will be the Dairy Market’s center hall farm-to-cup coffee company. Their motto is Love Your Coffee, Make A Difference, and their name is derived from the Spanish verb “to rise up.” With Eleva, owner Emilio Baltodano is aiming to offer coffee aficionados a positive and uplifting, yet affordable, coffee experience, while simultaneously helping to lift up the small farming communities that make great coffee possible. Charlottesville will be in for a real treat. At its core, Eleva Coffee is about connecting people and driving positive change through enterprise. Eleva sources in three origins, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Ethiopia, which produce distinct-tasting, spectacular coffees.